ShoppingAdd-on adware is a PUP (potentially unwanted program) responsible for ads, deals, coupons, and pop-ups displayed in your Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer. This happens if ShoppingAdd-on adware infected your computer when you installed it yourself, or got it installed with a free program that you download. ShoppingAdd-on is not malicious, and your antivirus didn’t warn you on this potential threat. Now, you want to remove ShoppingAdd-on and it is a good idea because any adware program is a potential threat to your security and privacy.
The way of installing ShoppingAdd-on is often deceptive. If you wonder how ShoppingAdd-on was installed on your computer, then you just failed to disable optional ShoppingAdd-on installation offered by the download client that comes with a free program from the Internet. Various websites use bundling to monetize free program distribution. ShoppingAdd-on is one of adware programs that is used for this purpose, and it is set to be automatically installed unless you notice it and disable ShoppingAdd-on before installing a free program.
ShoppingAdd-on is installed as a Windows application and as multiple web browser components installed as ShoppingAdd-on BHO (browser helper objects), extension, or add-on in Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox. If you want to remove ShoppingAdd-on and get rid of advertising in your web browser, then you need to uninstall ShoppingAdd-on application and remove extensions related to ShoppingAdd-on from your web browsers. It is not very difficult, and you can easily do this by following ShoppingAdd-on removal guide placed below.
This guide helps to remove ShoppingAdd-on manually or using special security software designed for ShoppingAdd-on removal. SpyHunter not only removes malicious programs. It offers a real-time protection against malware and PUP (potentially unwanted programs) that anti-virus software do not remove.
What is ShoppingAdd-on?
ShoppingAdd-on is adware developed for making money out of computer users’ clicks on ads displayed in web browsers. Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer infected as the most used ones. Watching ads is not what people like, and adware activities waste web traffic and slow computer system. It also traces web-browsing history and might cause some privacy issues if this information sold to third parties e.g. advertisers and potential email spammers. So, ShoppingAdd-on is often deceptively installed with other free programs distributed over the web.
ShoppingAdd-on consist of the program that manages all the process and web browser plugins and extensions installed into each of most commonly used web browsers. This makes removing ShoppingAdd-on more complicated than removing other Windows programs. Be careful while installing free programs since it takes less time than removing ShoppingAdd-on from your computer. This guide describes what you need for removing this adware and other like threats.
Protection against deceptively installed adware
Protect your computer against malware with a help of SpyHunter that can block common means used by malware for sneaking into your system and infecting your computer. Otherwise, you need to pay attention to EULAs and check boxes placed in setup wizard and download clients related to a free program that you download. It helps you to notice additional programs bundled to the one you get. Always use “custom” installation instead of “typical”, or “normal” since these options might hide adware programs.
ShoppingAdd-on Adware Removal ToolShoppingAdd-on Removal Tool is a part of SpyHunter that easily remove ShoppingAdd-on and other malicious programs found on your computer. It detects all malicious elements and tracking cookies related to ShoppingAdd-on malware. Free scanner shows you all the details and helps to delete ShoppingAdd-on components manually if you want. This software is timely updated and offers a free professional support for removing mutating viruses. It helps to remove stubborn PUP (potentially unwanted programs) and spyware, protects DNS connection, your web browsers, ActiveX components, and other system elements form malware infection. SpyHunter helps to guard your computer against ShoppingAdd-on and other threats. It protects your security and privacy.
Remove ShoppingAdd-on Ads Manually
For manual removal, you need to uninstall all ShoppingAdd-on components. Use the following guide for manual removal. Then, scan your computer with anti-spyware program and remove malicious programs if found.
Uninstall ShoppingAdd-on on Windows 8
- On Metro screen click on "Search" icon. Then, type "Remove Program" in the input box and click on "Uninstall a program" menu option.
- Select "ShoppingAdd-on" program and click "Uninstall" button at the top of the list.
Optional: If on a desktop, right click "Start" button (or the lower left corner) to open the "Quick Access Menu". Then find and click on "Programs and Features"
Optional: Click on "Control Panel" option. Find and click "Uninstall a Program" link in the menu list placed under "Programs" menu option.
Uninstall ShoppingAdd-on on Windows 7, Vista
- Click on "Start" button at the bottom left corner of the desktop and select "Control Panel" option on the right
- Click on "Programs and Features" menu option in the Control Panel
- Search the program list and highlight ShoppingAdd-on program. Then, click "Uninstall" button and confirm program removal.
Uninstall ShoppingAdd-on on Windows XP
Uninstalling ShoppingAdd-on from Windows XP is very similar to one shown above. There are minor differences in a process:
- Click on "Start" button at the bottom left corner of the desktop.
- Select "Control Panel" in the menu on the right
- Find and double-click "Add/Remove Programs" list item in the Control Panel
- Search the program list and click on ShoppingAdd-on program. Then, click "Remove" button.
Remove ShoppingAdd-on from Chrome
Remove ShoppingAdd-on extensions from Google Chrome
- Start Google Chrome and click on Menu icon in the top-right corner. Select Settings in the drop down list.
- Click on Extensions on the left to display installed Chrome extensions. Find ShoppingAdd-on extension and click on "Remove from Chrome" icon.
- Restart your browser.
Remove ShoppingAdd-on from Firefox
Remove ShoppingAdd-on add-on from Mozilla Firefox
- Open Mozilla Firefox and click Menu icon at the top-right corner. Click on Add-ons icon.
- Select Extensions on the sidebar. Find ShoppingAdd-on add-on. Right-click it, and then click Remove button.
- Restart Firefox to complete the removal.
Remove ShoppingAdd-on from Internet Explorer
Remove ShoppingAdd-on extensions from Internet Explorer
- Start Internet Explorer click Tools icon in the top-right corner.
- Click on Manage add-ons option.
- Select Toolbars and Extensions tab on left, right-click on ShoppingAdd-on, and then click Disable option.
- Restart your web browser.
Note: Manual removal of ShoppingAdd-on is an easy task even for a user with limited experience. However, you might get a bunch of other bundled adware programs present on your computer. You need to remove these threats to your security and privacy. Use free scanners that come with SpyHunter that helps to detect malicious files and residual damages of previous computer infections present in your system.
Remove ShoppingAdd-on Adware Infection Completely
It is possible that other adware programs infected your computer. You can check suspicious program names with the list of adware removal tools names and see if it match. If they match, than the program belongs to adware and our removal tools can handle it for sure. Actually, they can remove hundreds thousands of viruses, but there is always a gray area where any anti-virus fails. This checking procedure is very helpful while real scanning for viruses is definitely better.
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